The prestigious awards, which celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in
the chemical and process industries, attract interest from
all over the world. They offer a broad scope for entries with over 14 categories ranging from sustainable
technology to innovator of the year.
Professor Saha has been shortlisted for the
2014 awards in the
'Energy' category for his project entitled 'Greener Fuel'. The awards ceremony
will take place on Thursday 6 November where the winners will be announced.
Biodiesel is a clean, renewable, non-toxic, biodegradable
fuel and emits less than half of the CO2 into the atmosphere as
petrol. The main focus of the "Greener Fuel" project is to develop an
environmentally friendly biodiesel production process and to reduce the
dependency on food supplement materials as the feedstocks. The process developed by Professor Saha and
his team makes the biodiesel production from used cooking oil cheaper, safer
Professor Saha is the Founding Director of the Centre for
Green Process Engineering in the School of Engineering at LSBU and has
previously won The Royal Society Brian Mercer Award in 2012.
The event is being hosted by
newsreader and TV personality, Kate Silverton, who will be joined by over 500
Professor Saha said of being shortlisted: "I am delighted
to be considered for an award which not only celebrates the achievements of
chemical and process industries, but also gives recognition to innovative projects
and programmes which have the potential to shape our future for the better."
IChemE Deputy Chief Executive, Justin Blades said:
"We have received a fantastic set of entries this year and all the judges
would like to thank the individuals and organisations that have taken the time
to support the awards once again and submit their impressive applications."